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      Top Tips: Hiring from Home

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      By Daniel Parker, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood Many businesses across the UK are now well-established in working almost entirely remotely from home. Whilst some sectors are struggling, the unprecedented circumstances have given rise to high demand in others. The same remote-working processes can be used to recruit new staff as the extended lockdown now means much […]

      Tired? We all are!

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      Millions of Brits are having a worse night sleep than ever before – due to strange dreams and late-night snacking. A study of 2,000 UK adults found nearly one in four said their quality of sleep has dropped as they are kept up by worries and the change in their routine. Working later into the […]

      Aren’t able to relax until after 8.30pm? You’re not alone

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      Busy parents juggling work, chores and children don’t get the chance to relax until 8:39pm. A study of 2,000 mums and dads found keeping the kids entertained, cooking meals and clearing up after the family mean they don’t get to sit down and unwind until late in the evening. Cleaning the kitchen, making sure children are […]

      Brits upskilling at tech during lockdown

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      ‘Technophobe’ Brits have learnt new tech skills during lockdown – including how to video call, send a group text and even use their computer to make a phone call. Research polling 2,000 adults found a quarter previously avoided messaging into group chats, while 23 per cent wouldn’t use video conferencing for work. More than a […]

      Business in Lockdown: Dealing with uncertainty

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      Lockdown poses many problems for small businesses – uncertainty, closures, restrictions and strained cashflow mean making informed decisions are near impossible. How we deal with uncertainty now is critical to future success. “All the people in business I know just want to crack on, but when will it end? Mid May? Schools going back in […]

      Nutrition and the immune function: Sorting Fact From Fiction

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      By Dr Gill Jenkins, Health & Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) Diets fuelled with the right vitamins and minerals are essential for our immune systems, whatever our age, to function at their best. However, the relationship between nutrition and our immune functions is highly complex. Overall nutritional status and dietary patterns (food, nutrients and non-nutritive […]

      How To: Make your home office perfect

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      For most of us, working from home is now the new normal for the foreseeable future. Furniture Choice’s Rebecca Snowden reveals how to create a productive work space… 1. Keep it green  Research shows that greenery is key when it comes to concentration, boosting mood and creating a more calm working environment. In fact, The […]

      Plan for a ‘phased return to normal’ advises business continuity expert

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      Whether we use the ‘traffic light’ system suggested by two UCL academics or another method to exit the lockdown, businesses should prepare for a phased return. Peter Groucutt, managing director of business continuity and disaster recovery firm Databarracks has shared advice on what organisations need to consider when planning their lockdown exit. “When we come […]

      Tech is helping businesses and staff find success and productivity

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      UK businesses are finding success in home working thanks to technology-enabled solutions, according to a new study commissioned by Technology Connected. The organisation, which represents the Welsh technology industry, commissioned an omnibus survey among decision makers in a variety of businesses across the UK, who were able to support large scale remote working, to see […]

      Healing your inner masculine and feminine energies

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      With the current coronavirus pandemic, Amy Gallagher of Amy Gallagher Coaching believes it’s never been more important to balance your male and female traits – and explains how… We all have masculine and feminine energies within us, regardless of our gender. We need these energies to be balanced and united for us to feel whole. […]